HDR Saves the Day. The BLH Approach(Bracket Like Hell).
October 17, 2010
It was a crappy weekend, it was dark, the sky was all grey, flat, no cloud formations, I think I had a short glimpse of the sun, in other words, not really a good time to shoot beautiful landscape. I was on my way out of the Alexandria Amtrak Train station when I notice the GW Masonic Memorial Temple right across the street, i said to myself, I wish I was here on a bright sunny day with great cloud formations… Well too bad, better luck next time. But then I remember the BLH (bracket like hell ) approach, yeah I can make an HDR photo of this and maybe I can create a useable photo of the memorial. It’s worth a try. So I did BLH. I sat down on a corner just outside the train station and set the camer’s AEB and shot three frames, camera was set in Aperture Priority, aperture set at f/9.0, iso at 400, at 17mm using a canon 20d and tamron 17-50mm vc. Exposures was at 1/2500sec, 1/6400 sec, and 1/1000 sec.
Comparing the original photo below and the first photo, you can see that the HDR really makes a difference and it can surely save the day.
This HDR was processed using Adobe Lightroom 2.7 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.